A Clarion Call to all my Fellow Small Firm Managing Partners to Step-up and Hire Summer Associates. Will you answer the call?
Life In Small Firms & Solo Practices - a Q&A - April 14
How much should I have saved before going on my own? I’m a 2 yr Atty going on 3 and I’m mostly scared to go on my own because of my student loans.
Having my own from has always been the goal. I’m at a ‘big law’ law firm at the moment and I think it’s time start planning to make the jump in the next few years.(continued)
What's your approach to hiring and training associates, especially recent law school grads? I've had mixed experiences. Not sure if I should improve my management or focus on more experienced hires
II’m close to ready to go out on my own. The hardest part is leaving the perks of a firm: receptionist, assistant, CLE’s/insurance/bar dues/organizations all paid for, etc. Advice on overcoming that?
Do you generate a lot of business through your online presence? How can a new solo approach online marketing with a low budget?
As a woman, I've had clients who don't take me seriously. In meetings, some address questions to a junior male associate and ignore me. How do you assert yourself in these situations?
How much do you think is required to save up to put towards the practice and expenses before starting? Nothing? $50K? $100K?
I've only been in this industry for a few years and have been struggling to find a mentor. What's the best way to find one?
How did you balance the process of growing your case load and hiring over time, so you build stable revenue without overwhelming your team?
For those of you who are associates at small firms, has working remotely changed any of your firm dynamics? Both work flow and culture?